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Cameroon: Far North: suicide bomb attacks

Three people were killed and six others injured in two suicide bomb attacks in the night from Sunday to Monday in Far North Region of Cameroon, national radio CRTV reported.

“The first of the attacks occurred in the locality of Sandawadjiri, a villager bordering Nigeria, when two women broke into the place and were spotted by members of the Vigilance Committee,” said the report citing a statement by Communication Minister Issa Tchiroma Bakary.

“One of the women fled while the other detonated the explosives, killing herself and injuring 5 others,” the statement said.

The second attack took place around 5 a.m. local time in the town of Waramide bordering Nigeria. The suicide bomber detonated the explosives, killing himself and one resident, injuring one.

The statement said the authorities are trying to find the other bomber who ran away.

These tragic events occurred when Cameroon is mourning after a serious train derailment accident on Friday, in which 79 people were dead and over 500 were injured in Eseka town, 120 km southwest of Yaounde.